Gloria Estefan Net Worth
Gloria Estefan net worth: Gloria Estefan is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, producer, actress and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $500 million. She is considered to be the most successful crossover artist in music history and has been a longtime resident of Miami, Florida. She is in the top 100 best selling music artists of all time and has an estimated 100 million records sold worldwide; 31.5 million of those were sold in the United States alone. She has won seven Grammy Awards and her music career has spanned over five decades. She was born on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba and her family fled to the United States during the Cuban Revolution. Her father joined the US Military and fought in the Vietnam War and participated in the Bay of Pigs invasion; her mother worked as a school teacher for the Dade County Public School System. Gloria Estefan graduated with a BA in psychology and a minor in French from the University of Miami. For a time, she was a translator at the Miami International Airport in the Customs Department and because of her language abilities she was once approached by the CIA about a potential employment opportunity. She began her singing career in 1977 while she was working with the band, the Miami Sound Machine. From 1977 to the present, Gloria Estefan has released 24 albums and has had 38 #1 hits throughout her career. She has also written two children's books, was a contributor to a cookbook, and has received countless awards for excellence throughout her career. In April 2014, it was announced that there is a Broadway musical about her life planned for release. The musical, On Your Feet, will cover the life and career of the singer, including her early years in Miami and her recovery from a near fatal car accident in 1990. She became romantically involved with the Miami Sound Machine's band leader, Emilio Estefan in 1976, and the couple married in 1978. She proudly admitted that Emilio Estefan was her first and only boyfriend. They have one son and one daughter and the family continues to live in the Star Island section of Miami Beach, Florida.